ERIC Number: ED353383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Connections. Final Report.
TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.
The ACCEPT (Adult Computer Competency Educational Program Training) computer literacy project at an adult education and job training center in Pennsylvania was adapted for use with adult basic education students with children to provide computer skills development, an understanding of how computers are used in their children's education, and an opportunity for parents to review their own basic skills during the program. During the first part of the project, the ACCEPT plan was modified to serve parents directly rather than children and parents together, and a curriculum was developed. During the second part of the program, 29 ABE participants (9 more than planned) were provided with 24 hours of instruction (2 days per week for 2 hours each session). The instruction included computer literacy and a review of the various types of software being used to teach basic skill areas in the local school districts. It also included instruction on methods parents could use to share their knowledge with their children. Evaluation of the project showed that participants made excellent progress in their own basic skills and reported a better understanding of and communication with their children. The project was so popular that it ended with a waiting list of 50 people; other possibilities for funding continuation of this type of project are being explored. (The report includes the course outline, handouts, quizzes and exercises, pretest and posttest samples, sample application forms, student comments, publicity and public relations materials, and suggested resources.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Basic Skills, Computer Literacy, Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Skill Development
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Adult Basic and Literacy Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: TIU Adult Education and Job Training Center, Lewistown, PA.